Jana Chmieleski, Vera Luthardt
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
biodiversity, floodplain, inundation-fen, oder
Theme I. Inventory, stratigraphy and conservation of mires and peatlands
Floodplains show typically a mosaic of different riparian biotopes depending on hydrology, surface relief, substrates and soils. The Oder’s riparian zone is marked by the stream itself, by its bayous, reed beds, periodically flooded wet meadows and by its natural riparian forests. In order to increase and to protect the dynamics of the Oder river system and to improve the variability of habitats with a high degree of “wilderness” northern parts of the Oder floodplain are declared as a transnational protection area. A long term ecological monitoring programme is installed since 2011. Concepts, methods and first result are presented here.